Texas II: Kyle Busch post-race interview

KYLE BUSCH , NO 15 DITECH.COM/LAND LIQUIDATORS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 4TH, FINISHED 3rd: WHEN YOU GOT INTO THE WALL WITH ABOUT 35 LAPS LEFT, HOW DID THAT AFFECT YOUR CHANCES FOR THE WIN TONIGHT? "It had a little bit of an affect. Did we have a...

KYLE BUSCH , NO 15 DITECH.COM/LAND LIQUIDATORS SILVERADO, QUALIFIED 4TH, FINISHED 3rd:

WHEN YOU GOT INTO THE WALL WITH ABOUT 35 LAPS LEFT, HOW DID THAT AFFECT YOUR CHANCES FOR THE WIN TONIGHT?

"It had a little bit of an affect. Did we have a chance to win? Certainly. Did we really have a chance to win? Probably not. The Toyota's of Mike (Skinner) and Todd (Bodine) were so strong -- especially off Turn 2. I was fighting tight there all night long and just couldn't quite get the balance where I needed it in order to drive up off that corner wide-open all the time. That's where they beat us. We worked on our ditech.com Silverado as much as we could. We took some air out of the left side tires to make it turn better. We did everything that we could to make it better. We'd get it better and then after about eight laps it would go a little bit loose and then it would just go back tight."

DID YOU HAVE ONE SET OF STICKERS LEFT?

"No, we used them all up."

CAN YOU TALK US THROUGH YOUR PIT STRAEGY IN THE RACE AND WHEN YOU DECIDED TO USE STICKER TIRES?

"There was a point in the race when a lot of the lead lap trucks came down pit road. We knew we were going to have to stop at least one more time in order to go the rest of the way on fuel. Everybody had that. And of course tire strategy. They were going to put on four more stickers that they were going to use up. I don't know where Johnny Benson fell off and finished tonight, but he was one of those trucks that came in and stopped on that one and then came in again one stop before the rest of us came in for our last set of tires and he put on his last set. His tire strategy was just a little bit off. He wasn't very good at the end of the race. I knew I was in good shape."

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Johnny Benson , Kyle Busch